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19 June 2024

Blue Mountains Hospital expresses gratitude for breastfeeding donation

Breastfeeding mothers at Blue Mountains Hospital have more additional support to express their breast milk with new equipment ensuring young babies receive vital nutrients when most needed. 

18 June 2024

Nepean Hospital expands its wings (with a little help from some cranes)

One of the two tower cranes supporting the delivery of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment has been installed to progress construction of a second, state-of-the-art hospital building.

17 June 2024

National protocols key to improving hospital management of childhood obesity

Introducing standardised protocols for childhood obesity management and screening for hospital inpatients could help improve outcomes says a researcher who has recently surveyed over 60 hospitals. 

13 June 2024

People aged 65 and over urged to book in for free flu vaccine as cases surge across NSW

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) residents aged 65 and over are again being urged to book in now for their free flu vaccine, as the virus continues to surge across the state.

12 June 2024

Portland Tabulam becomes a Multi-Purpose Service

Portland Tabulam Health Centre has transitioned to a Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), helping future-proof care in the region.

10 June 2024

Nurse Unit Manager's commitment to the Blue Mountains community

A profound commitment to delivering exceptional care for her community is one of the many attributes Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), Ainslie Hines demonstrates as she leads a dedicated team at Blue Mountains Hospital. 

6 June 2024

Hawkesbury District Health Service to become known as Hawkesbury District Hospital

From the 1 July 2024, operation and management of Hawkesbury District Health Service (HDHS) will transition from St John of God Health Care to Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) and be known as Hawkesbury District Hospital. 

5 June 2024

Waste less, heal more: Our new Sustainability Plan launched

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is excited to launch their new Sustainability Plan focusing on six key areas aimed at delivering environmentally sustainable health care now and for the future.

3 June 2024

New gold standard approach to endometriosis diagnosis unveiled

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District researchers have revealed a new gold standard for non-invasive diagnosis of suspected endometriosis, giving women with the condition more options than ever to secure a better quality of life. 

1 June 2024

Get tested in HIV Testing Week

This HIV Testing Week (1 -7 June) Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is urging anyone who thinks they may be at risk of HIV to test regularly, as early treatment is essential to living a longer and healthier life.

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